Senior Staff
Senior Staff
 
Pritpal Marjara
Pritpal Marjara is the Managing Director of Population Service International in India. Pritpal has over 15 years of diverse professional experience in social marketing, behavior change communication, research and Information Technology. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Pritpal began his career as IT professional developing software programs. His career in the development sector started at PSI where he managed complex health programs in diverse geographical, social and cultural setting in India. He had progressive responsibilities, culminating the program leadership, within PSI's `Avahan` program with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which involved the delivery of services in management and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in the areas with high prevalence of HIV.
Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma is a researcher to the core; his in-depth understanding of research and drive to meet programmatic objectives ensures research provides evidence to inform strategic and implementation decisions. His expertise include – leading all aspects of qualitative and quantitative research studies, Management Information System (MIS) and capacity building of program leads / implementing partner for evidence-based decision making.

He holds a Ph.D. in Demography from IIPS, Mumbai and has over 17 years of post-qualification experience. He started as a researcher with ORG-MARG Research Ltd. and moved on to join PSI in early 2002 where he worked in Operation Lighthouse and Connect programs till 2009. He rose to the position of Program Director at Abt Associates and returned back to PSI in his current role as Chief Technical Officer.

In his free-time, Vivek likes to read; play badminton/ cricket/ football; travel and participate in cultural activities.
Chandrika Vasu
Chandrika Vasu is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of post-qualification experience in public and private sectors, as well as non-profit sector. Prior to joining PSI, she headed the South Asia Finance unit at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and was Director, Finance and Administration at IntraHealth. Her core strengths include team building, systems strengthening, financial management, budget and grants management.

Being the Chief Financial Officer for PSI India; Chandrika leads finance, administration and also IT functions.
Sanjay Kumar Pandey
Sanjay Kumar Pandey is adorned with a Doctorate in Economics from IIT- Kanpur. His career span of over 20 years has been diversified in the areas of urban health, reproductive child health, health system strengthening, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, disability, education, natural resource management and livelihood security etc. In his professional journey he has worked with well-known organizations such as Action - Aid, CARE, UNICEF, Population Foundation of India etc.

Sanjay is skilled at strategic planning, program management, conceptualizing new projects, advocacy, and health system strengthening; and donor relationship management. He manages ‘The Challenge Initiative Healthy Cities in India’ of PSI/India as Senior Director, Programs.

He relishes listening to Ghazals in his free time.
Sanjay Singh
Sanjay Singh is a Civil Engineering graduate with Post graduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Diploma in Management. He has been working in water and sanitation space since two decades. He has unique experience of working in country’s first World Bank funded community centric Drinking Water and Sanitation Project as Portfolio Engineer and also the first Central Government sponsored community based drinking water project as Engineer (Drinking Water) subsequent to the World Bank project. He has been associated with the Central Government’s flagship Drinking water Sanitation program since the beginning with state governments of UP and MP in the areas of Drinking Water access, Water Quality, Water safety Planning, Environmental Sanitation and School Sanitation. He has also worked with UN agency for more than 6 years.

He is Director- Programs and leads the WASH initiatives of PSI/India and Operates from Patna, Bihar
Mukesh Kumar Sharma
Mukesh Kumar Sharma is a multi-faceted professional with strong expertise in program management, knowledge management and organizational development. He possesses wealth of hands-on-knowledge of working on reproductive health, urban health, maternal and child health issues. In his 15-year professional journey, he worked with several renowned organizations such as FHI360 under Urban Health Initiative (UHI) project, Urban Health Resource Centre (UHRC) and CARE international. Mukesh also led Expand Access and Quality (EAQ) to Broaden Method project for two years.

He is an MBA graduate with degree in Rural Development and has secured many academic awards. He has authored and presented several papers on issues related to family planning and urban health on various platforms. He is a complete family man and definitely a much acclaimed Urban Health specialist.
 
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